It may only be an outline but it demonstrates (concisely - only 1 page ) the average class size in nsw public schools rather than a department document.
It may only be an agreement and I can understand that some classes might go over by 1 or 2 students due to new arrivals in schools but I can sure as shiz guarantee that as
a) a public school teacher I would be raising my concern with the union and dept if I had 24 kindergarten children in my class or I was over by more than 2 on other grades and
b) would be complaining as a public school parent if my daughter in year 1 had more than 2 over the "agreement"
The link I posted proves that generally the agreement is being upheld
Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?
I don't have kids in school yet but I went to a Catholic school and in my primary class there were always around 30 kids, except one year when they tried to do a combined class with another grade which they apparently decided was not working as it only happened once.
I don't remember our teachers ever struggling to teach or control the class, but maybe that's just me not remembering properly. At any rate, most of the kids from my primary class were top of the grade in high school so I guess they did alright.
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